Category: Featured

Social media? Yes, with reservations

November 1, 2021 | By By Debbi Elmore

After more than a decade on Facebook, Flossie Alexander can speak with experience about the good and bad aspects of social media. “In the beginning, I was drawn to Facebook as a means to promote my business as a life fitness coach,” Alexander, who joined in 2009, said. “I soon discovered that I enjoyed getting […]

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The Active Age takes general excellence, first place awards

| By The Active Age

SAN DIEGO — The Active Age won the 2021 General Excellence and Best of Show awards from the North American Association of Mature Publishers, the group announced at the annual NAMPA convention held here last month. The awards were for publications with more than 50,000 circulation, with entries judged by journalism faculty at the University […]

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Kansas guidebook likely to inspire road trips

| By Ted Ayers

“100 Things To Do In Kansas Before You Die,” by Roxie Yonkey (Reedy Press, 2021, 176 pages, $19.95) For some 28 years, Kansas was the state I drove through to get to Colorado, the home of the rival Jayhawks (I am a proud Mizzou grad) and the place an 18-year-old Missourian could buy beer back […]

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Twin Lakes area back in the swim

| By Joe Stumpe

As a shopping center, you could say Twin Lakes is older than the city of Wichita. Jesse Chisholm, the early trader for whom the Chisholm Trail is named, established a post at the present location of Twin Lakes Shopping Center in 1864, six years before Wichita was incorporated. Chisholm used the site between the Big […]

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New Club Parkinson’s offers help ‘at any stage’

| By The Active Age

Marilyn Alcala suspected she suffered from Parkinson’s disease before she was formally diagnosed with it in May. That would have explained symptoms such as tremors and rigid muscles. But her physician’s confirmation still thrust her into a great unknown. As her husband, Dan Alcala, said, “We are new to Parkinson’s disease, which we knew nothing […]

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Quick shot artist

| By The Active Age

Dave Quick was 10 years old and in for a shock when he developed a photograph he’d shot of a taxi whizzing through Riverside Park. “There’s an older woman in the back looking straight ahead and the cabbie is giving me the finger!” Quick recalled, with characteristic enthusiasm. “That’s when I learned photography is full […]

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Athlete puts heart into games

| By By Debbi Elmore

Being the oldest competitor at this year’s Heartland Games didn’t faze Jerry Reiserer, who has spent a lifetime engaged in physical activity. He was a child when his father first took him along on his job of drilling wells for area farmers. “I remember my dad taking me to the fields and the guys would […]

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It’s time to shop and compare Medicare plans for 2022

| By By the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare’s Open Enrollment period gives those who rely on Medicare the opportunity to make changes to their health plans or prescription drug plans, pick a Medicare Advantage Plan or return to Original Medicare. The Medicare Open Enrollment period occurs every year from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, with coverage changes taking effect Jan. 1. During […]

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Warning: Don’t read this column!

| By Ted Blankenship

Today I’m writing a column that I hope you don’t read because it’s about how to write a column, and I’m afraid that if you read it, you’ll write a column that’s better than this one, and I’ll be out of a job. Nevertheless, as a fearless journalist, I’m going ahead with it because I […]

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Jazz band spreads the love

| By The Active Age

When the Heartland Jazz Band played back-to-back shows in Wichita last month, one member flew in from Florida and another did the same from Texas to take part. Considering that members don’t get paid, that’s a pretty good indication of how much they love the music. “This group likes to play fun music,” said Dennis […]

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